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Thatbyinnyu Temple

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Address: Old Bagan, Bagan, Myanmar
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The biggest and Bagan and very impressive

Thatbyinnyu in my knowledge is the biggest temple in Bagan and architecture wise little different from others. I would say it's a blend of what Dhammayangyi and Ananda pagoda... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Bengaluru, India
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thatbyinnyu in my knowledge is the biggest temple in Bagan and architecture wise little different from others. I would say it's a blend of what Dhammayangyi and Ananda pagoda looks like but Thatbyinnyu certainly has its own charm. Like many other bigger temples of Bagan, this one looks spectacular in the sunrise and sunset hues. Catch it glowing in the... More 

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 513 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were unable to enter the temple itself but it is impressive, very big, architecturally interesting and the surrounding buildings also add interest. So it is worth exploring the area around this very large temple.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The exterior of the temple is quite distinctive relative to the laundry list of other temples you'll see in Old Bagan. It seems to have Mughal and Ottoman influences. It's true that the interior is less visually outstanding than the exterior but if you are visiting the temple searching for a vortex of calm, you will find it. Remember to... More 

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Thank irreverent-scribe
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Due to its height, you just cannot miss it. This is the largest temple with grand architecture adjacent to Ananda temple. It is better to visit before the sunset as its exterior architecture is also very attractive, and Bagan is pretty dark after the sunset.

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Thank Nate C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This is the tallest temple in Bagan and it is hard not to notice it. It's architecture is impressive and beautiful. The interior of the temple is less impressive than its exterior.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

The Old Bagan Archaeological Zone fascinated visitors with her innumerous pagodas and stupas lined along Bagan-Nyaung U Road and Anawrahta Road. The temple exploration was fun and intriguing even though the afternoon weather was bolting hot. I do not cycle in Singapore as the traffic volume in my city is always heavy. Reckless and negligent heavy vehicle drivers seem to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This 12th century temple is the highest in Bagan and it's really impressive. There isn't as much to see inside like at nearby Ananda Temple, but the structure itself is very majestic. It makes for some great photos both from a distance and up close.

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is one of the biggest temples in Bagan but currently there is no chance to enter. Using e-bikes for sightseeing is the best way to explore Bagan and you have some spectacular views of Thatbyinnyu Temple on your way to or from Ananda.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Wie Wie was the highlight of the place. The temple itself is not that great inside but Win Win the artist is very friendly and honest. Compared to a lot of sandpainting artists, He is not gonna put pressure on you to buy his art. He will take the time to explain to you everything and he will give you... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Visited as part of a tour group. There seem to be so many different styles of temples, stupas and pagodas in Bagan. This is having some restoration work at the moment. The Buddha statues inside seem a different style to others on out trip. Think it is worth the visit. A few shopping opportunities outside too !!

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